Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Into The Dark Book 1: Title and Cover Reveal (and ARC Giveaway)

You guys! You guys! You guys! If you can't tell, I am so freaking excited. Because I can finally share details with you about my new book! Really good details like the title, release date, a short synopsis, and the COVER!!!! I was going to fill this post with a bunch of Supernatural GIFs to show my extreme enthusiasm, but figured I should probably just get to the goods--as in, the cover--because we all know that's what you're here for.  Oh, and the ARC giveaway.  (I'll get to that in a minute.) So without any more ado, I present to you the STUNNING (if I do say so myself--which I am--heheh) cover of . . .

The Shadow Prince
(Book One of the Into The Dark series) . . .

Coming March 11, 2014 . . . .






Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails.  As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.

A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain’s The Shadow Prince will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.
[Please note: this is not the official finalized summary of the book.]

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about The Shadow Prince! And the cover literally made me scream with joy when I saw it. Many thanks to the crew at Egmont USA for designing something so incredibly amazing to encapsulate how I feel about this book. It's a story I've been mulling over for several years and it's kind of a combination of all of things I love from Greek mythology to Avatar: The last Airbender, Supernatural to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, hot princes, and indie music. And I just have to say that Haden is by far my most favoritest (yes, that's a word) character I have ever written.

The Shadow Prince will be released on March 11, 2014 but it is already available for pre-order on Amazon HERE. And I am sure it will be up soon on B&N and IndieBound soon.

But a few of you won't have to wait that long!

ARC GIVEAWAY!!!
In honor of the cover reveal, my wonderful publisher is giving away five advanced reader copies (ARCs)* of the book.  Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to be one of the first to read The Shadow Prince!**

*Please note, ARCs are not available yet, but will be sent out to winners as soon as they are.
**This giveaway is for US residents only. Sorry!

Announcements:
P.S. I will be speaking and signing tonight (July 9th) at the Provo Library with Kasie West, Elana Johnson, Natalie Whipple, and Jenn Johansson. Come join us to "Escape Reality" with a panel Q&A, signing, and prizes galore! 7:00 p.m.

P.P.S. Did you know that I am on tumblr and Pinterest now? (Yeah, I know, it's about time.) I am new to both and still learning the ropes, but you can follow me here http://breedespain.tumblr.com/ and here http://pinterest.com/breedespain/ if you want. :)

Now on to the giveaway:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels said...

LOVE! Love the cover, love the summary, love it all!

Valynne E. Maetani said...

Congrats! I absolutely love the cover.

Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction said...

AH! So pretty I want!

My Friends Are Fiction

Ems said...

Gorgeous cover! Can't wait to read this one!

Fall Into Books said...

Posting this on my blog right now! I hope that's okay. I'm super excited and dying to share, though!

Suzanne Young said...

WOW!! I love it!!

TheDaydreamer3 said...

Awesome Cover!

Lori Folkman said...

So super cool! I can't wait to read it!

J.R. Johansson said...

I love it, Bree! It's gorgeous and has a very epic feel to it. :) Congrats!

Nancy said...

Way to go Bree! I love it!

Jenni Elyse said...

So so awesome! :D I can't wait to read it!

Sheila Staley said...

What a fabulous cover! I read the blurb to my 15 year old daughter (that loves mythology) and she is jumping up and down. I did a blog post on the cover reveal. Keeping my fingers crossed hoping to get an ARC! Thanks.

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

I love Greek Mythology.. that has some swweeettt hotties. I love the unofficial synopsis! Thanks to Bree and Egmont for the chance to read it early :)

Konstanz Silverbow said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cover! Gorgeous! And oh my goodness, I can't wait to read the book! Congrats!!!

~KonstanzS

Book Blather said...

Congrats Bree!! I love the cover and the inspirations behind the new series made me smile - all the things I like! (Especially Buffy!)

Petra Poet said...

Beautiful covers! Love the symbols.

Meaghan said...

The cover looks awesome! I love it! I also love that the series will revolve around Greek Mythology because that is one of my favorite things to read about. Congrats, it all looks awesome!

Deshipley said...

This cover is legitimately awesome.
This Greek Mythology fan's interest is piqued. ^^

Taffy said...

Congrats on your newest book! I hope tonight went well in Provo.

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Thank you all so much for the cover love! I am so very thrilled with it. Feel free to share it wherever you like!

SA Larsenッ said...

Wow! I really love the sound of this. The cover is fantastic! Congrats..

Sarah Federman said...

Summary sounds awesome, cover looks awesome, color me excited!

Serena Chase said...

Great looking cover! Keep me in mind for future ARCs! ~Serena Chase, contributor of Inspy and YA reviews for USA Today's Happy Ever After blog and co-blogger at Edgy Inspirational Romance{and occasionally YA}